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  • Top 10 Athensby Coral Davenport; Jane Foster

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Athens in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best Athens has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features. Rely on... more...

  • Top 10 Creteby Robin Gauldie

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Crete will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - there's even a list... more...

  • The Lost Worlds of Rhodesby Nathan Shachar

    Sussex Academic Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Four peoples, each with its own culture, language and faith, shared a small Mediterranean town and experienced, each in its own way, the upheavals of war, modernity, emigration and occupation. With the German takeover in 1943, the Holocaust in 1944 and the beginning of Greek rule in 1947, this multiethnic world perished forever. At the centre of this... more...

  • The Constraints of Desireby John J. Winkler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    For centuries, classical scholars have intensely debated the "position of women" in classical Athens. Did women have a vast but informal power, or were they little better than slaves? Using methods developed from feminist anthropology, Winkler steps back from this narrowly framed question and puts it in the larger context of how sex and gender in ancient... more...

  • 92 Acharnon Streetby John Lucas; Pamela Browne

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Greece has always had its admirers, though none seems to have cherished the Athenian tavernas, the murderous traffic and the jaded prostitutes, the petty bureaucratic tyrannies, the street noise and the heroic individualists with the irony and detachment of John Lucas. 92 Acharnon Street is a gritty portrait of a dirty city and a wayward country.... more...

  • The Ionian Islands and Epirusby Jim Potts

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 14.49

    Scattered off the west coast of mainland Greece are the seven Ionian Islands, celebrated for their spectacular landscapes, olive groves and classical associations. Together with the mountainous mainland region of Epirus, the combined populations of Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Kythira constitute less than a twentieth of the... more...

  • Falling for Icarusby Rory MacLean

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 19.00

    On a windy spring morning in an ancient Cretan village, Rory MacLean fell to earth. His mother had died a few months earlier and a single obsession had risen from his grief: the notion to build a feather-light flying machine. And so, on the island where Daedalus and Icarus had made mankind's maiden flight, MacLean journeyed back to beginnings, back... more...

  • Athensby John Gill

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 11.49

    Athens is an historical anomaly. Excavations date its first settlement to over seven thousand years ago, yet it only became the capital of Greece in 1834. During the intervening centuries it was occupied by almost every mobile culture in Europe: from its earliest likely settlers, tribes from what is now Albania, to Nazi forces during the second World... more...

  • The First Timeby Kate Monro

    Icon Books 2011; US$ 11.65

    A groundbreaking and very personal insight into modern sexuality.  Losing our virginity … it happens to all of us. How did it happen for you? What do other people think and feel about it? In February 2007, Kate Monro went on a mission to find out. She decided to ask as many people as possible - how did you lose your virginity? Men and women,... more...

  • Pocket Rough Guide Athensby John Fisher

    Rough Guides 2011; US$ 12.99

    Pocket Rough Guide Athens is your essential guide to Greece's capital, with the all the key sights, restaurants, shops, and bars. Whether you have an afternoon or a few days at your disposal, Rough Guides' itineraries help you plan your trip, and the "Best of" section picks out the highlights you won't want to miss, from the cutting-edge Acropolis... more...